Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of hunters will trek into Michigan woods and fields Friday as firearms deer season opens. The season runs through Nov. 30. The Department of Natural Resources says buck sightings have been limited in the Upper Peninsula but are on the upswing in the northern Lower Peninsula and abundant in parts of southern Michigan. Baiting and feeding remain illegal, a policy meant to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease.

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Two more Republicans are entering the race to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, whose districts stretches between Lansing and the northern Detroit suburbs. Paul Junge, who worked as an immigration official in the Trump administration, an East Lansing lawyer Kristina Lyke announced their candidacies Thursday.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to prohibit the sale of an over-the-counter cough suppressant to minors unless they have a prescription. The restriction on dextromethorphan will take effect next July. Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is found in many cough and cold medicines but has been abused by teenagers seeking a hallucinogenic high.

KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A former middle school principal in northern Michigan has been sentenced for inappropriately touching students. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that a judge on Thursday ordered 55-year-old Karl Hartman to spend 3 to 5 years in prison. Hartman pleaded guilty last month to three counts of assault with intent to commit sexual contact stemming from accusations he spanked two former students for sexual gratification in his office in 2004.